Putin to Address Russian Parliament in Annual Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to address both chambers of the country's legislative body, the Federation Council and the State Duma.

World » Russia | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 09:27 | Viewed: 511

Situation at Ukraine's Zaporizhye NPP 'Under Control'

Workers have begun an emergency repair at Europe's biggest nuclear power plant Zaporizhye (Ukraine), with "no issues" registered at the reactor where a short-circuit forced authorities to shut down parts of the plant.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1013

Ukraine Names Cause of Nuclear Plant Accident

Ukraine's nuclear utility Energoatom has cast more light on the accident at the Zaporizhye nuclear plant which officials reported earlier on Wednesday.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1130

US Points to Iranian Air Strikes on IS in Iraq, Iran Denies Information

The US revealed that Iran has carried out air strikes against targets of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in the recent days.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 786

French Parliament Votes in Favour of Recognition of Palestine

The French Members of Parliament adopted with a large majority on Tuesday a resolution calling on the government to recognise the Palestinian state, and through this to achieve a final settlement of the conflict.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 460

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says 'No Threat'

An accident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye nuclear power plant has forced the shutdown of a reactor but posed no danger, government officials said on Wednesday.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 14:25 | Viewed: 779

Israel’s PM Netanyahu Fires Two Ministers, Seeks Early Elections

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he wants early elections as soon as possible after dismissing two rebellious cabinet ministers.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 09:32 | Viewed: 418

US to Discuss New Sanctions on Russia with EU Allies if Ukraine Fighting Goes on

The US will discuss with its EU allies imposing new sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine don’t stop the fighting, a State Department official has said.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 579

Serbia to Study Alternative Gas Supply Options After Russia Drops South Stream

Russia’s decision to abandon the South Stream pipeline project is a problem for Serbia which is forcing Belgrade is going to study alternative options to ensure its gas supplies,  Serbian Deputy PM Zorana Mihajlovic said on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 07:38 | Viewed: 889

Hungary Looking for New Gas Sources After Putin Scraps South Stream

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday the country will have to find alternative sources to secure its long-term gas supplies following Russia’s decision to drop the South Stream project.

World » EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 18:02 | Viewed: 827

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Strike Luhansk Ceasefire Deal - OSCE

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) announced in one of its regular reports that a ceasefire had been agreed between representatives of Ukraine's armed forces and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic.

World » Ukraine | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 667

EU Commission to Continue Talks on Finding Solution on South Stream

The European Commission said on Tuesday it will continue talks on South Stream with EU member states despite Russia’s announcement that it has abandoned the gas pipeline project.

World » EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1004

Moscow’s Decision on South Stream Highlights Need for Diversification, EU Commission VP Says

The way Russia has taken and announced its decision to abandon South Stream once again highlights the importance of diversification of gas supply sources for Bulgaria, a senior EU Commission member said on Tuesday.

World » EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 947

Putin Meets Erdogan to Bolster Russia-Turkey Economic Ties

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Mondaystarted his one-day state visit toTurkey expected to focus on the further expansion of bilateral economic ties.

World | December 1, 2014, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 965

Preliminary Results Show Unexpected Winner of Moldova's Elections

Despite expectations that it will occupy third or fourth place in the Sunday parliamentary elections, the pro-Russian Socialist party of Moldova is in the lead, according to preliminary results.

World | December 1, 2014, Monday // 13:56 | Viewed: 949

Poland's Donald Tusk Steps In as President of European Council

The former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is to be inaugurated to the position of President of the European Council at an official handover ceremony today.

World » EU | December 1, 2014, Monday // 10:59 | Viewed: 910

Marine Le Pen Reelected as Leader of France's Front National

Marine Le Pen was reelected as leader of the French far-right Front National at a party congress, held in Lyon on Sunday.

World | December 1, 2014, Monday // 09:55 | Viewed: 791

Russia’s President Signs Law on Free Economic Zone in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law on the creation of a free economic zone in Crimea.

World » Russia | December 1, 2014, Monday // 07:47 | Viewed: 874

Swiss Reject Proposed Immigration Cap, Partial Results Suggest

Swiss voters appear to have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to sharply cut immigration growth.

World | November 30, 2014, Sunday // 17:14 | Viewed: 592

Sarkozy Wins Party Leadership Vote with Eye on French Presidential Bid

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected head of the opposition UMP party – a victory that is expected to bolster his hopes for running for president again.

World | November 30, 2014, Sunday // 14:50 | Viewed: 589

Swiss Vote Whether to Drastically Cut Immigration

Switzerland is holding a controversial referendum on Sunday to decide whether to cut immigration by about 75%.

World | November 30, 2014, Sunday // 13:05 | Viewed: 572